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Antique shuttle ring with emerald & diamonds, Vienna circa 1890

Vienna experienced a special cultural flourishing in the second half of the 19th century. As early as 1870 the population exceeded the one million mark and the city was fundamentally redesigned and modernized in terms of urban planning. The metropolis on the Danube was one of the decisive European centres of art and culture. The KuK-residential city was populated by a wealthy bourgeoisie that loved balls and social events and valued art and beautiful things. First-class jewellery was the "must have" for the ladies of the time. So it is not surprising that the jewellery from the Vienna of those years is often decidedly splendid. The ring presented here comes from this era of beauty and splendour. The boat-shaped ring head is set with eighteen old-cut diamonds surrounding a green emerald. Alongside the starry white sparkle of the diamonds, the fiery green of the emerald stands out beautifully. The ring band with gallery undercrossing is made of yellow gold and the stones are all set à jour, i.e. openly, so that as much light as possible reaches them. The ring was made in the last years of the 19th century and is in very good condition. It is worked flat, so that it is comfortable to wear. This magnificent ring came to us from Vienna, where, according to the stamp, it was made.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.